100 Bible Verses about Being Kind

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 831 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 526 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 492 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 392 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Luke 10:27 ESV / 323 helpful votes

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Luke 6:35 ESV / 282 helpful votes

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 255 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Romans 2:4 ESV / 218 helpful votes

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 217 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 199 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Proverbs 11:24-25 ESV / 193 helpful votes

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 174 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Galatians 3:28 ESV / 171 helpful votes

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 168 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 159 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Acts 28:2 ESV / 158 helpful votes

The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 150 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Ruth 3:10 ESV / 148 helpful votes

And he said, “May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter. You have made this last kindness greater than the first in that you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich.

Hebrews 13:2 ESV / 144 helpful votes

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 138 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Ephesians 6:1-5 ESV / 136 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 129 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 129 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 127 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

Proverbs 11:17 ESV / 126 helpful votes

A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 125 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 124 helpful votes

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 124 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Proverbs 19:22 ESV / 122 helpful votes

What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.

Hebrews 13:1-2 ESV / 119 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 119 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 119 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 116 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Proverbs 11:16-17 ESV / 116 helpful votes

A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches. A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

James 2:18 ESV / 114 helpful votes

But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

2 Samuel 9:7 ESV / 114 helpful votes

And David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.”

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 113 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Romans 12:9-13 ESV / 111 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Colossians 3:12-14 ESV / 110 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 109 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 109 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Proverbs 3:3 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 100 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Acts 20:35 ESV / 97 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Psalm 141:5 ESV / 93 helpful votes

Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 92 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 31:26 ESV / 92 helpful votes

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 90 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Titus 3:4 ESV / 90 helpful votes

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,

Matthew 5:40-43 ESV / 90 helpful votes

And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

Ephesians 2:7 ESV / 88 helpful votes

So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

James 3:17 ESV / 87 helpful votes

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

2 Corinthians 6:6 ESV / 87 helpful votes

By purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;

1 Peter 4:9 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.

1 Peter 3:8-12 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

Hebrews 10:19-25 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. ...

Romans 11:22 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.

John 3:16 ESV / 86 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 10:30-37 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. ...

Luke 6:27-31 ESV / 86 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Matthew 25:35 ESV / 86 helpful votes

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,

Isaiah 54:10 ESV / 86 helpful votes

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 86 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Psalm 117:2 ESV / 86 helpful votes

For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!

Isaiah 54:8 ESV / 84 helpful votes

In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord, your Redeemer.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 83 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

Psalm 31:21 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was in a besieged city.

Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 81 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 81 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 81 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

John 13:34 ESV / 79 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 77 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 77 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Joshua 2:12 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Now then, please swear to me by the Lord that, as I have dealt kindly with you, you also will deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a sure sign

1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 76 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

Acts 20:19 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews;

Acts 2:27 ESV / 64 helpful votes

For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption.

Proverbs 11:26 ESV / 64 helpful votes

The people curse him who holds back grain, but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.

2 Peter 1:7 ESV / 54 helpful votes

And godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Galatians 6:10 ESV / 50 helpful votes

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Proverbs 21:21 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

John 3:27 ESV / 39 helpful votes

John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.

Matthew 3:8 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Galatians 6:1 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! ...

Acts 14:17 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”

John 8:24 ESV / 27 helpful votes

I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”

Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Proverbs 22:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.

Proverbs 12:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

Proverbs 19:17 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

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